When Mr K was hit by a falling item at work during an accident that wasn?t his fault he called Oakwood Solicitors for advice; Oakwood provide top legal advice regarding accidents resulting in brain injury neck or back injury and can negotiate compensation claims in the UK.

 In Accidents At Work - Case Study

Mr K from Gainsborough was 45 years of age when he suffered a neck injury whilst at work when he was hit by a falling item.

Employees require a safe working environment and employers are liable for any accidents that occur in the workplace which is not the fault of their employees.

Your employer has got to provide you with a safe and secure working environment. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 your employer has a responsibility to keep you safe in the workplace. The Health and Safety Act of 1974 is the primary piece of legislation that covers work related health and safety issues in the UK. It states your employer’s responsibilities for your health and safety at work. A health and safety executive should be appointment within the business to oversee and manage all health and safety matters. Any safety issues should be reported immediately to the health and safety executive.

Solicitors at Oakwood can make a claim against their client’s employer for a brain injury or any injury which they sustain at work through no fault of their own and they provide a high level of compensation claims advice in the UK.

Your employer has a duty of care to:
? Prevent any risks to your health.
? Make the workplace a safe environment for you to carry out your work.
? Ensure that all machinery and plant is safe to use.
? Ensure that safe working practises have been set up and are being followed.
? Provide adequate first aid facilities.
? Inform you about any potential hazards involved in the work that you do.
? Set up any emergency plans should an incident or accident occur.
? Make sure that all materials in the workplace are stored handled and used safely.

Should your employer be in breach of any of the above and you have been injured as a result Oakwood Solicitors may be able to help you make a claim.

Employees are also responsible for their own health and safety in the workplace. You do have the right to refuse to do a job if you believe it is not safe or if you have not been provided with the correct equipment to do the job. Your employer cannot dismiss you or threaten to dismiss you if you refuse to work for genuine health and safety concerns for yourself or your colleagues. If you have any concerns about health and safety at work you should always talk to your employer first; they may simply be unaware of any problems. If your employer does not listen to your concerns and act upon them as a final resort you may have to report them to the local authority’s environmental health department.

Mr K received 100% of the compensation when his claim was concluded. He was awarded ?3300.00 and he didn?t have to pay his solicitors any money up front as Oakwood work on a no win no fee basis.

If you have suffered a brain injury or any head back or neck injury and need compensation claims advice in the UK call Oakwood Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302.

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